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Demonic (2015)

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A police officer and a psychologist investigate the deaths of five people who were killed while trying to summon ghosts.

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Will Canon

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Max La Bella (story), Will Canon (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Bello ... Dr. Elizabeth Klein
Frank Grillo ... Detective Mark Lewis
Cody Horn ... Michelle
Dustin Milligan ... John
Scott Mechlowicz ... Bryan
Megan Park ... Jules
Aaron Yoo ... Donnie
Alex Goode Alex Goode ... Sam
Terence Rosemore ... Jenkins
Jesse Steccato ... Peter
Meyer DeLeeuw ... Henry
Griff Furst ... Reeves
Thomas Francis Murphy ... Aberknacky
Ashton Leigh ... Sara Mathews
Katarina Boudreaux Katarina Boudreaux ... Martha Livingston
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Storyline

In Louisiana,Detective Mark Lewis is summoned to attend a call from the notorious Livingston House and he finds three bodies and one survivor, John, who is in shock. He calls for backup and also the police psychologist Dr. Elizabeth Klein to interrogate John. They learn that the team of ghost-busters Bryan, John's pregnant girlfriend Michelle, Jules, Donnie and Sam decided to perform a séance in the house, where the owner Marta Livingstone had committed a violent slaughter, to summon their spirits. The séance went wrong and released evil spirits that killed Jules, Donnie and Sam; however Michelle and Bryan are missing. While Elizabeth interrogates John, Mark and the technical team tries to retrieve the hard disks with the footage's from the house to find where the other two survivors may be, Detective Lewis discloses a dark supernatural secret about John. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Every house has its secrets.

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Horror | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence/terror and brief language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Horror See more »

Filming Locations:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,387,774
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2.35 : 1
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At one point, Dr. Elizabeth Klein (Maria Bello) is researching on the internet about magical seals. She finds information about the "Seal of the Hand Left Path", which description reads as it follows "The Seal of the Left Hand Path in an occult symbol that means all sorts of plot relevant things, soon to be revealed to the audience in dialog, because God knods-, this screenshot won't play for long enough for anyone to read it. Unless they pause. But let's hope they don't...". The scene lasts for 2 seconds. -a typo from "knows". See more »

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Welp, this was what it was.
13 May 2015 | by InDyingArmsSee all my reviews

There's many, many, many clichéd horror films revolving around the common plot of a ghost hunting crew receiving more then they bargained for. "Demonic", a horror film taking the said cliché head on, becoming something more then what it was expected.

The acting of this movie was quite straight forward, not really giving anything shocking, or completely impacting. Honestly just was what it was, plain, and simple. The cinematography in this film was nice, but at points got a bit annoying. At some points in the movie, the camera shook, creating it a bit weird, in other words annoying to view the events of which were taking place. As for studio work; lighting, set, etc. It, as said before was what it was. It seemed a bit plain, being seen millions of times before, the same old set of an old haunted house. Even the little twist of set in this film; which won't be spoiled, it still felt clichéd, and seen many, many times before.

The story of this film was, also, quite basic. The story of a ghost hunting team heading into a haunted house to document the strange events, a plot we've audience seen millions of times before, making that part clichéd .. highly. The film, though switched it up a bit, moving, and twisting the plot around a bit, delivering some shock, but not as much as it was more then likely intended to. I also felt as if the characters were plain, but for what they were, involving they're movie rolls, they're characters weren't bad. As said many times now, though, it was quite average, yet worked for the sake of this film.

Finally, I feel as if the movie had some legit atmosphere, in this case, the movie had a creepy, dark feeling of which sent chills down my spine while watching this. Dark, old, unsettling atmosphere combined with some decent timed scares. It seemed unique, saying many times before, the movie having a highly clichéd setting, and plot. For what the movie executed, it had some well scares, as well as some great, creepy atmosphere of which set the mood simplistically.

In conclusion, "Demonic" was considerably an attempt. It had a solid, creepy setting to it. But it doesn't beat the fact that this film took on a highly clichéd plot, making this movie nothing more then average. The movie, also, tried taking on a "large" twist, only leading to be average; "Meh". However, the movie was entertaining, gripping. But once more. It's very, very average. Nothing new whatsoever. I'd recommend it to those looking for a movie for the heck of it; Looking for something unique? Look elsewhere. This movie dose NOT deliver unique elements.


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